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A Mobility-Aware Link Enhancement Mechanism for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

  • Chenn-Jung Huang1Email author,
  • Yi-Ta Chuang1,
  • Dian-Xiu Yang1,
  • I-Fan Chen1,
  • You-Jia Chen1 and
  • Kai-Wen Hu1
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:862456

DOI: 10.1155/2008/862456

Received: 28 June 2007

Accepted: 18 February 2008

Published: 26 March 2008

Abstract

With the growth up of internet in mobile commerce, researchers have reproduced various mobile applications that vary from entertainment and commercial services to diagnostic and safety tools. Mobility management has widely been recognized as one of the most challenging problems for seamless access to wireless networks. In this paper, a novel link enhancement mechanism is proposed to deal with mobility management problem in vehicular ad hoc networks. Two machine learning techniques, namely, particle swarm optimization and fuzzy logic systems, are incorporated into the proposed schemes to enhance the accuracy of prediction of link break and congestion occurrence. The experimental results verify the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed schemes.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Computer and Information Science, College of Science, National Hualien University of Education

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© Chenn-Jung Huang et al. 2008

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